Hakubun Shimomura, Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, has tendered his resignation over the scrapping of plans for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics centrepiece stadium after a cost blowout. Photo: Reuters Hakubun Shimomura, Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, has tendered his resignation over the scrapping of plans for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics centrepiece stadium after a cost blowout. Photo: Reuters
Hakubun Shimomura, Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, has tendered his resignation over the scrapping of plans for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics centrepiece stadium after a cost blowout. Photo: Reuters

Japan’s sports minister to stand down over 2020 Tokyo Olympics stadium fiasco

Hakubun Shimomura said he would stay on until a cabinet reshuffle next month

Topic |   Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
Hakubun Shimomura, Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, has tendered his resignation over the scrapping of plans for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics centrepiece stadium after a cost blowout. Photo: Reuters Hakubun Shimomura, Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, has tendered his resignation over the scrapping of plans for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics centrepiece stadium after a cost blowout. Photo: Reuters
Hakubun Shimomura, Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, has tendered his resignation over the scrapping of plans for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics centrepiece stadium after a cost blowout. Photo: Reuters
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